scupper

(noun, verb)

noun

1. drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

Definition categories: man–made, drain, drainpipe

verb

1. wait in hiding to attack

Similar word(s): ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lurk, waylay

Definition categories: competition, wait

2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Similar word(s): endanger, expose, peril

Definition categories: communication, affect, impact, touch

Sentences with scupper as a verb:

- The bad media coverage scuppered his chances of being elected.